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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

Perspectives (July/August 2015): Back to School and “Health in All Policies”

This month we’re sharing some back to school news – so important because schools are a huge “system” in Wake County where kids go through much of their day together. Schools are a place with great potential for improving student health, and the district and many individual schools are More


Farmers’ Markets: A Role in Healthier Communities

National Farmers Market Week was August 2-8, and the 18 markets in Wake County celebrated their role in providing an important point of access for healthy foods, building healthy communities and supporting local farmers and local economies. AHA’s work is centered on policy, systems and environmental change to increase More


Meet Farmer Cecilia Redding of Down 2 Earth Farms

After a 25-year career in the food and beverage industry, Cecilia Redding swapped out her office for 143 acres of land she bought in Rougemont, N.C., and began a new career:  farming. She’s putting down new roots at Down 2 Earth Farms (D2E) as part of a life-long desire More


Wheels in Motion for Active Transportation to Cary Schools

In 1969, 48% of students 5- to 14-years old usually walked or biked to school. In 2013, however, just 13% walked or biked. There are a lot of reasons for this decline in active transportation to school, including school siting and the distance to schools, safety and traffic concerns More


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